Mary Glanzel’s pre-kindergarten class at St. Michael School in Newark recently raised more than $800 through it’s ninth-annual cake auction.
When Glanzel began teaching at the school in 1999, she noticed some of the toys, books, and science and math games in her classroom were outdated. She asked then-principal Kathy Peters for permission to hold a fundraiser so she could replace those items, and the cake-auction tradition was born.
Since 1999, Glanzel has purchased a new sandbox, a puppet theater and puppets, a wooden kitchen set, a Lego table, floor puzzles, mats and many other classroom items using funds from the cake auction.
The 2007 cake-auction proceeds also were used to fund two $100 scholarships, and Glanzel hopes proceeds from this year’s cake auction also will help fund scholarships.